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The Warrant Is All: Space Original Series KILLJOYS Premieres June 19

– Starring Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, and Luke MacFarlane, the interplanetary bounty hunter adventure drama premieres June 19 at 9 p.m. ET on Space –
? From creator and showrunner Michelle Lovretta, KILLJOYS is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Space and Syfy –

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New generation of iconic bounty hunters (from L to R): Luke Macfarlane, Hannah John-Kamen, and Aaron Ashmore

 

TORONTO (May 13, 2015) – Move over Boba Fett, a new generation of badass bounty hunters are taking over the galaxy as Space premieres the new original Canadian action adventure series KILLJOYS on Friday, June 19 at 9 p.m. ET. Created by showrunner Michelle Lovretta (LOST GIRL) and produced by Temple Street Productions, KILLJOYS follows a trio of reclamation agents – or “Killjoys” – as they chase deadly warrants throughout the Quad, a distant planetary system on the brink of a bloody, class war. The 10-episode, one-hour series will also air simultaneously in the U.S., on Syfy.

Leading the Killjoys team is Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen, Viva Forever), a gorgeous, former assassin with a complicated past; her loyal partner John (Aaron Ashmore, SMALLVILLE), a witty, technical wizard with a vulnerable heart; and his estranged brother D’avin (Luke Macfarlane, BROTHERS & SISTERS), an elite soldier with an expertise in combat tactics. Together, the three Killjoys form a highly accomplished team of bounty hunters, each with distinct and valuable specialties to offer as they navigate the culturally rich, politically complex, and economically polarized worlds of The Quad. As previously announced, Canadian genre icon Amanda Tapping guest stars as a fiercely clever scientist, whose charismatic charm keeps her true intentions concealed from the Killjoys.

In the series premiere of KILLJOYS, “Bangarang” (Friday, June 19 at 9 p.m. ET) Killjoys Dutch and John are in serious need of R&R after capturing a dangerous smuggler in the badlands of Westerley. But when a death warrant is posted for D’avin, John secretly takes the job to save his estranged brother. With a competing Killjoy also on the job, the team is in a race against time to clear D’avin’s name and their own. For a sneak peek at the premiere of KILLJOYS, click here.

Meet the KILLJOYS team:

DUTCH – Level 5

dutch

Gorgeous, complicated, and deadly, Dutch is the leader of the Killjoy trio. A top-level Killjoy with serious combat skills, Dutch is a much-loved and a charming presence in her community, with a unique gift for earning people’s trust and respect regardless of their class. While bold and fun-loving on the surface, under her banter and protective flirtations there is maturity, pain, and a deep solemnity resulting from a dark secret past.

JOHNNY JAQOBIS – Level 3

johnny

A Level 3 Killjoy and Dutch’s long-time partner, John is a peacemaker who hates conflict, despite his profession. Cheerful and kind-hearted, John prefers not to fight, but his sarcastic wit has put him into the fray often enough to teach him how to do it well.  As the team’s resident mechanic and pilot, John can fix, build, and fly any machine.

D’AVIN JAQOBIS

d'avin

John’s older brother, D’avin is many things: handsome, strong, sarcastic, and loyal, but above all, he is a born soldier. As the team’s newest addition, he brings a hard-won expertise in tactics and hand-to-hand combat. But what Dutch and John don’t know is that D’avin left the military under mysterious circumstances, and he’s come to The Quad to square his unfinished business with some potentially dangerous people.

LUCY

Lucy is a small private ship with a distinct personality, who has ties to the Killjoys back to the day that Dutch and John first met. She has served them well ever since, and while not one to play favourites, Lucy often demonstrates a distinct fondness for John. Comprised of a small cockpit, Spartan sleeping quarters, and a lounge area, Lucy provides the team with interplanetary transportation, as well as a private work/live space.

KILLJOYS was created by Michelle Lovretta who also serves as executive producer and showrunner. Executive producers are David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg of Temple Street Productions. Co-Executive Producers are Karen Troubetzkoy and Jeremy Boxen. Consulting Producers are Emily Andreas, Adam Barken, Chris Grismer, and Aaron Martin.  Supervising Producer is Andrea Boyd.  Producer is Regina Robb. Universal Cable Productions distributes the series worldwide.

KILLJOYS is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Bell Media and Syfy. Rebecca DiPasquale is Production Executive, Bell Media. Tom Hastings is Director, Drama, Independent Production, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. Phil King is President, CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming.

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The Warrant Is All: Space Original Series KILLJOYS Premieres June 19

– Starring Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, and Luke MacFarlane, the interplanetary bounty hunter adventure drama premieres June 19 at 9 p.m. ET on Space –
? From creator and showrunner Michelle Lovretta, KILLJOYS is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Space and Syfy –

killjoys

New generation of iconic bounty hunters (from L to R): Luke Macfarlane, Hannah John-Kamen, and Aaron Ashmore

 

TORONTO (May 13, 2015) – Move over Boba Fett, a new generation of badass bounty hunters are taking over the galaxy as Space premieres the new original Canadian action adventure series KILLJOYS on Friday, June 19 at 9 p.m. ET. Created by showrunner Michelle Lovretta (LOST GIRL) and produced by Temple Street Productions, KILLJOYS follows a trio of reclamation agents – or “Killjoys” – as they chase deadly warrants throughout the Quad, a distant planetary system on the brink of a bloody, class war. The 10-episode, one-hour series will also air simultaneously in the U.S., on Syfy.

Leading the Killjoys team is Dutch (Hannah John-Kamen, Viva Forever), a gorgeous, former assassin with a complicated past; her loyal partner John (Aaron Ashmore, SMALLVILLE), a witty, technical wizard with a vulnerable heart; and his estranged brother D’avin (Luke Macfarlane, BROTHERS & SISTERS), an elite soldier with an expertise in combat tactics. Together, the three Killjoys form a highly accomplished team of bounty hunters, each with distinct and valuable specialties to offer as they navigate the culturally rich, politically complex, and economically polarized worlds of The Quad. As previously announced, Canadian genre icon Amanda Tapping guest stars as a fiercely clever scientist, whose charismatic charm keeps her true intentions concealed from the Killjoys.

In the series premiere of KILLJOYS, “Bangarang” (Friday, June 19 at 9 p.m. ET) Killjoys Dutch and John are in serious need of R&R after capturing a dangerous smuggler in the badlands of Westerley. But when a death warrant is posted for D’avin, John secretly takes the job to save his estranged brother. With a competing Killjoy also on the job, the team is in a race against time to clear D’avin’s name and their own. For a sneak peek at the premiere of KILLJOYS, click here.

Meet the KILLJOYS team:

DUTCH – Level 5

dutch

Gorgeous, complicated, and deadly, Dutch is the leader of the Killjoy trio. A top-level Killjoy with serious combat skills, Dutch is a much-loved and a charming presence in her community, with a unique gift for earning people’s trust and respect regardless of their class. While bold and fun-loving on the surface, under her banter and protective flirtations there is maturity, pain, and a deep solemnity resulting from a dark secret past.

JOHNNY JAQOBIS – Level 3

johnny

A Level 3 Killjoy and Dutch’s long-time partner, John is a peacemaker who hates conflict, despite his profession. Cheerful and kind-hearted, John prefers not to fight, but his sarcastic wit has put him into the fray often enough to teach him how to do it well.  As the team’s resident mechanic and pilot, John can fix, build, and fly any machine.

D’AVIN JAQOBIS

d'avin

John’s older brother, D’avin is many things: handsome, strong, sarcastic, and loyal, but above all, he is a born soldier. As the team’s newest addition, he brings a hard-won expertise in tactics and hand-to-hand combat. But what Dutch and John don’t know is that D’avin left the military under mysterious circumstances, and he’s come to The Quad to square his unfinished business with some potentially dangerous people.

LUCY

Lucy is a small private ship with a distinct personality, who has ties to the Killjoys back to the day that Dutch and John first met. She has served them well ever since, and while not one to play favourites, Lucy often demonstrates a distinct fondness for John. Comprised of a small cockpit, Spartan sleeping quarters, and a lounge area, Lucy provides the team with interplanetary transportation, as well as a private work/live space.

KILLJOYS was created by Michelle Lovretta who also serves as executive producer and showrunner. Executive producers are David Fortier and Ivan Schneeberg of Temple Street Productions. Co-Executive Producers are Karen Troubetzkoy and Jeremy Boxen. Consulting Producers are Emily Andreas, Adam Barken, Chris Grismer, and Aaron Martin.  Supervising Producer is Andrea Boyd.  Producer is Regina Robb. Universal Cable Productions distributes the series worldwide.

KILLJOYS is produced by Temple Street Productions in association with Bell Media and Syfy. Rebecca DiPasquale is Production Executive, Bell Media. Tom Hastings is Director, Drama, Independent Production, Bell Media. Corrie Coe is Senior Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Tracey Pearce is Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. Phil King is President, CTV, Sports, and Entertainment Programming.

For more information

Natalie Cole

natalie.cole@bellmedia.ca

Mary Costa

mary.costa@bellmedia.ca

About Bell Media Independent Production

Bell Media has commissioned some of Canada’s most-watched and most-acclaimed original programming, working with the best Canadian independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success stories SAVING HOPE, MOTIVE, the record-breaking THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, and MASTERCHEF CANADA. Among the scripted series on Bell Media pay and specialty channels are the three-time Emmy®-nominated hit DEGRASSI, the internationally acclaimed ORPHAN BLACK, the most-watched original series in Space history BITTEN, Bravo’s most-watched new drama 19-2, TRANSPORTER – THE SERIES, dramedy SENSITIVE SKIN, and the upcoming KILLJOYS. Bell Media specialty channels are also home to hit factual series HIGHWAY THRU HELL, COLD WATER COWBOYS, and CANADA’S WORST DRIVER, among others.

 

About Temple Street Productions
Temple Street Productions is a leading producer of television, film and digital media content based in Toronto and Los Angeles. A selection of Temple Street’s past and present projects include, Orphan Black (BBC AMERICA, Space), X Company (CBC), Being Erica (CBC, SOAPnet), The Next Step (Family Channel), Wingin’ It (Family Channel), Say Yes to the Dress Canada (W), Million Dollar Critic (W, BBC America), Cook’d (YTV), Over the Rainbow (CBC), Recipe to Riches (CBC, Food Network, Global), Cover Me Canada (CBC), Billable Hours (Global, Showcase), Canada’s Next Top Model (CTV), How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? (CBC), Queer as Folk (Showtime, Showcase), and Darcy’s Wild Life (NBC, Discovery Kids, Family Channel). For more company information www.templestreetproductions.com twitter @TempleStreet or connect with us on Facebook.

 

About Space

Space is home to phenomenal programming including imaginative dramas, epic movies, engaging reality series, and the daily entertainment talk show INNERSPACE, the source for all-things genre – all in high definition (HD). Named “Channel of the Year” in 2013 by Playback Magazine, Space is also home to Original Series ORPHAN BLACK and BITTEN. Space content is always available at Space.ca, and on Facebook, @SpaceChannel, and other social media platforms. Space is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.

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